Illinois natives bee balm, cone flower, ironweed, Joe pye weed, butterfly weed and globe thistle
are butterfly magnets.
Opt for buddleja (butterfly bush), blue globe thistle
and chives to invite pollinators during summer and autumn.
Opt for Buddleja (butterfly bush), blue globe thistle
and chives to invite in pollinators during summer and autumn.
Know what plants can thrive Perennials which can be grown in a seaside setting include achillea, crocosmia, eryngium (sea holly), echinops (globe thistle
), sedum, heuchera (coral flower), euphorbia, gazania, scabiosa.
Teasels are great as are globe thistle
- but both are spiky and tricky to work with.
Victor Keute of the University of Dschang in Cameroon have been studying the active substances in African plants such as the giant globe thistle
, wild pepper, speargrass, and Ethiopian pepper.
The daisy-like flowers and height (they can grow to 5ft tall) mean they work well towards the back of the border, attracting bees and butterflies and adding impact alongside globe thistle
(Echinops) and monarda.
Dictamnus (Gas Plant), Globe Thistle
and Baptisia will grow and flower year after year.
Ma'Carry Cairo's garden has that winter look: a few last straggling yellow blossoms on the evening primrose, bright red berries on the cotoneaster, bursting seedpods on the globe thistle
The globe thistle
(Echinops bannaticus) produces eye-catching soft blue spiny globes on top of silvery stems, which grow to around 1.2m (4ft) high, while Aster x frikartii 'Monch' bears lavender-blue flowers on thick stems from July to October.
That's why gardeners interplant Oriental poppies with concealing companions such as baby's breath, catmint, globe thistle
, Heliopsis, purple coneflower, and Russian sage.
(Echinops) is another unusual beauty.